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Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 11:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,977
Posted By spwolf
basically car is a GS-F coupe with IS interior......

basically car is a GS-F coupe with IS interior... obviously it is not ideal, but does not make it a horrible car... Autoexpress that usually does not rate any Lexus well, just gave it 4/5 stars with...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By spwolf
in europe, we always pay premium for gas... there...

in europe, we always pay premium for gas... there is no choice of getting lower octane fuel.
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By spwolf
Full PR about the engine, it includes atkinson...

Full PR about the engine, it includes atkinson cycle mode



http://media.toyota.co.uk/2015/03/new-toyota-1-2t-engine-less/
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By spwolf
Toyota announces new 1.2l Turbo engine

New era has begun - Toyota just announced brand new, 1.2l 4cly turbo engine for Auris
Diesel like consumption and very good torque and acceleration. Further improvement to CVT, with cornering assist...
Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 28,333
Posted By spwolf
http://cdn2.autoexpress.co.uk/sites/autoexpressuk/...

http://cdn2.autoexpress.co.uk/sites/autoexpressuk/files/styles/gallery_adv/public/7/48//rc-f-silver-dynamic-5.jpg?itok=aK8a2rTY


AutoExpress 4/5





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Forum: Car Chat Yesterday, 05:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,980
Posted By spwolf
of course you do realize this is not a rebadged...

of course you do realize this is not a rebadged iQ? We should only hope that it using iQ-type of platform and not based on Yaris or other Toyota small platforms. That would be a huge plus for this...
Forum: Car Chat 03-01-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 7,123
Posted By spwolf
while in general, I agree that big sedan market...

while in general, I agree that big sedan market is not doing great even in USA, where it still exists (and I guess in China for some vehicles, rest of the world, ti is dead completely), Avalon is...
Forum: Car Chat 03-01-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By spwolf
of course... it has always been known... thats...

of course... it has always been known... thats why you dont see drifiting in professional track racing.
Forum: Car Chat 02-27-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By spwolf
haha, still... it is good that we are updating...

haha, still... it is good that we are updating the original threads, even if it leads to some confusion :-)
Forum: Car Chat 02-27-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By spwolf
let me just point out how AB is ridiculous -...

let me just point out how AB is ridiculous - i-miev sold 3 units last month... and AB fell for Mitsu PR. hah.
Forum: Car Chat 02-27-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 32,055
Posted By spwolf
thats small screen version, there is also bigger...

thats small screen version, there is also bigger screen version...

overall it looks nice, not sure of differences.
Forum: Car Chat 02-27-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,337
Posted By spwolf
As with all "crazy" new Toyota design in Japan,...

As with all "crazy" new Toyota design in Japan, they are a huge sales hits.



42k orders in 30 days, vs 7k expected normal monthly... 22k Vellfire, 20k Alphard (Vellfire was expected to sell 30%...
Forum: Car Chat 02-27-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By spwolf
actually, they are selling pretty decent, BEVs...

actually, they are selling pretty decent, BEVs sold 4k last month in the USA, 30% more than 2014 and 100% more than 2013.

In 2014, sales for BEV's and PHEVs were 120k, and Hybrids 450k, total of...
Forum: Car Chat 02-27-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By spwolf
underlying OS is independent of Apple or Google. ...

underlying OS is independent of Apple or Google.

and Blackberry purchased QNX few years back, they did not create the system. So Blackberry part of QNX name matters not at all.
Forum: Car Chat 02-27-15, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By spwolf
how do you mean they require QNX? That does not...

how do you mean they require QNX? That does not make sense. They require anything that supports their specifications.

Toyota is using QNX, probably the biggest user of it in automotive world.
...
Forum: Car Chat 02-27-15, 04:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 813
Posted By spwolf
uh, we have heard about new V6 coming this year,...

uh, we have heard about new V6 coming this year, as well as 2.0l turbo to many vehicles... together with new V8 that is out in RC-F, almost every Lexus will have "new" engine within next 12 months...
Forum: Car Chat 02-27-15, 04:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 813
Posted By spwolf
indeed... a lot various things are considered...

indeed... a lot various things are considered cost cutting by manufacturer - higher quality vehicles with less warranty expenses are considered "cost cutting" by Toyota.

heck this new global...
Forum: Car Chat 02-26-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By spwolf
no mention about it being Corolla killer from...

no mention about it being Corolla killer from media anymore (for those remembering launches of previous Elantra and Sonata).... I cant wait to see how it will look, but hopefully it is a bit more...
Forum: Car Chat 02-26-15, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,031
Posted By spwolf
new nav system is definitely the reason for lower...

new nav system is definitely the reason for lower scores, but at the same time, it is a lot better system than before.
Forum: Car Chat 02-26-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 442
Posted By spwolf
but XC90 first models dont have CarPlay, right? I...

but XC90 first models dont have CarPlay, right? I dont think it is actually shipping yet.

As to Toyota being slow, usually yes... but it also needs to be said that Toyota currently probably sells...
Forum: Car Chat 02-26-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,414
Posted By spwolf
I thought Apple maps sucked ever since they...

I thought Apple maps sucked ever since they switched providers?
With Siri Eyes Free on new units, you can use Siri to add destination to Lexus nav.

Both Android Auto and Car Play will for sure be...
Forum: Car Chat 02-24-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,521
Posted By spwolf
right now probably... when new model is...

right now probably... when new model is introduced, likely some japanese production will be mixed in due to high demand. Rav4 currently has significant Japanese production, something like 30-40% are...
Forum: Car Chat 02-24-15, 05:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,889
Posted By spwolf
interior looks nice, i just hope the price isnt...

interior looks nice, i just hope the price isnt crazy. Honda needs to get its sales back in Europe.
Forum: Car Chat 02-24-15, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By spwolf
that big screen in front of the shifter seems...

that big screen in front of the shifter seems like going backward in functionality
Forum: Car Chat 02-24-15, 10:00 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,414
Posted By spwolf
Android makes a lot of things easier for them, so...

Android makes a lot of things easier for them, so thats really good for Honda. They basically lagged years behind everyone else.
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